- Unique Shape
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Below Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2 Feet
The Starfish Snake Plant is slightly unusual because unlike most snake plants that grow upright, this cultivar produces outward-growing, thick cylindrical leaves that look rather like a starfish. This compact houseplant is easy to care for and being a succulent, tends to thrive with a bit of neglect. A great air-purifying plant, Starfish Snake Plant is a great addition to any home or office environment.
Best Locations For Growing Starfish Snake Plant
Being relatively small, the Starfish Snake Plant is perfect for growing on a desk or shelf. It should be noted though that this plant is classified as toxic and should be kept away from children and animals.
Starfish Snake Plant Sunlight Requirements
The Starfish Snake Plant can cope with most light levels. However, to get the best from this unusual succulent, bright indirect light is recommended.
Starfish Snake Plant Care
Requiring a warm environment of 60 °F to 80 °F and average indoor humidity levels, this plant will tolerate most homes or offices without extra care. However, do not let the temperature fall below 55 °F as the plant may not recover. The Starfish Snake Plant rarely needs pruning except to remove any yellowing leaves that occur and can be removed at soil level.
Watering Starfish Snake Plant
Being a succulent, the Starfish Snake Plant stores moisture in its foliage and hates to be overwatered. Hence, watering is only advisable when the top inch or two of soil has dried out. To avoid root rot, any excess water must be allowed to drain away before placing the plant back in its decorative pot. On average, a fortnightly watering is enough during the summer months and can be reduced to every month during the winter.
Feeding Starfish Snake Plant
The Starfish Snake Plant is not a hungry plant and feeding is not strictly required. However, this plant can benefit from being fed during the growing season; use a general fertilizer specified for houseplants at half its usual strength.
Starfish Snake Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 8-10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 10-12 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver|
|Foliage Description: Silvery Green|
|Temperature: Above 50 °F (Above 10 )|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Starfish Snake Plant|
|Other Name(s): Cylindrical Snake Plant|
|Scientific Name: Sansevieria cylindrica 'Boncel'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.